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Poster: molly Date: Jan 9, 2005 11:00am
Forum: toronto Subject: Re: Scans of first few pages

Hi!
We're working on a few ideas to help people make up their mind about the investment of downloading the scans:

1. On all of our new books, we've got an animated .gif of the first 30 pages of the book to help our users get the flavor of the book. For example:
http://www.archive.org/texts/texts-details-db.php?collection=toronto&collectionid=torturesettourments00galluoft

2. We are working on making a new book interface that will just show .jpgs and have a next button. This will eliminate the need for downloading a plugin. These smaller .jpg files (only 72 DPI is necessary) will be available to download as a .tar file.

3. HP labs is going to give us .pdfs of all of the books in mid January. (Thanks, HP!)

4. We are hoping that more people will click on the "DJVU (applet)" link. It is a java version of the DJVU player, and doesn't require a plugin. We are working to make this load one page at a time, to decrease download time.

Thanks for your ideas! We love any feedback on how things are progressing in the text collection.

-best
Molly

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Poster: aronsson Date: Jan 26, 2005 12:48pm
Forum: toronto Subject: Re: Scans of first few pages

1. On all of our new books, we've got an animated .gif of the first 30 pages of the book

This is a nice idea, which I immediately copied to http://runeberg.org/famijour/1873/

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Poster: molly Date: Jan 27, 2005 1:15am
Forum: toronto Subject: Re: Scans of first few pages

Cool! Can we have a copy of your books?
-m